Rangzen : Circumventing Government-Imposed Communication Blackouts

  title={Rangzen : Circumventing Government-Imposed Communication Blackouts},
  author={Giulia Fanti and Yahel Ben-David and Sebastian Benthall and E Thomas Brewer and Scott Shenker},
A challenging problem in dissent networking is that of circumventing large-scale communication blackouts imposed by oppressive governments. Although prior work has not focused on the need for user anonymity, we contend that it is essential. Without anonymity, governments can use communication networks to track and persecute users. A key challenge for decentralized networks is that of resource allocation and control. Network resources must be shared in a manner that deprioritizes unwanted… CONTINUE READING